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Anatomy : A Complete Guide for Artists

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In this superb guidebook, a skilled practitioner of figure drawing demonstrates how to achieve mastery of anatomy through careful, knowledgeable articulation of the muscles and bones lying beneath the skin. Joseph Sheppard's concise instructions have been carefully integrated with over 250 halftone illustrations and over 180 line drawings to lead artists one step at a time through the techniques required in rendering human anatomy convincingly.
The opening chapter of the book presents the special techniques involved in mastering human proportion.The chapters that follow each deal with a separate part of the body: the arm, hand, leg, foot, torso, head, and neck (with special coverage of facial features and expressions) and the complete figure.
Each of these chapters follows a basic format that combines drawings of the featured body portion from many different angles, coverage of the specific bones and muscles involved, a table of muscle origins and insertions, and coverage of surface anatomy and depictions of the body part in a variety of positions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 14 x 277 x 13.97mm | 625.96g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0486272796
  • 9780486272795
  • 13,581

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In this superb guidebook, a skilled practitioner of figure drawing demonstrates how to achieve mastery of anatomy through careful, knowledgeable articulation of the muscles and bones lying beneath the skin. Joseph Sheppard's concise instructions have been carefully integrated with over 250 halftone illustrations and over 180 line drawings to lead artists one step at a time through the techniques required in rendering human anatomy convincingly.
The opening chapter of the book presents the special techniques involved in mastering human proportion.The chapters that follow each deal with a separate part of the body: the arm, hand, leg, foot, torso, head, and neck (with special coverage of facial features and expressions) and the complete figure.
Each of these chapters follows a basic format that combines drawings of the featured body portion from many different angles, coverage of the specific bones and muscles involved, a table of muscle origins and insertions, and coverage of surface anatomy and depictions of the body part in a variety of positions.
Joseph Sheppard taught drawing, anatomy, and painting for many years at the Maryland Institute of Art. He is the author of several books of art instruction, and the recipient of a number of distinguished prizes and awards for his sculptures and other works of art, many of which are in the collections of art museums across America.
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Table of contents

Introduction
1. PROPORTION
Landmarks
2. THE ARM
Schematic Drawings
"Front View, Palm Out (Supination)"
"Back View, Palm Out (Supination)"
"Front View, Palm In (Pronation)"
"Back View, Palm In (Pronation)"
"Inside of Arm, Supinated"
"Inside of Arm, Pronated"
"Outside of Arm, Supinated"
"Outside of Arm, Pronated"
"Front View, Arm Raised Away from Body"
"Outside View, Biceps Flexed"
"Front View, Arm Flexed"
Bones
Shoulder Socket
Upper Arm (Humerus)
Shoulder Joint
Forearm (Radius and Ulna)
Elbow Joint
Bones of the Hand and Wrist
Wrist Joint
Muscles
Back of Arm
Front of Arm
Outside of Arm
Table of Muscle Origins and Insertions
Surface Anatomy
3. THE HAND
Schematic Drawings
Palm Side
Back of the Hand
Little Finger Side
Thumb Side
Muscles
Table of Muscle Origins and Insertions
Surface Anatomy
4. THE LEG
Schematic Drawings
Front View
Back View
Outside of Leg
Inside of Leg
"Front View, Extended with Toes Pointing Out"
"Back View, Extended with Toes Pointing Out"
"Outside View, Leg in Flexed Position"
"Front of the Inside of Flexed Leg, with Knee Pointed Out"
Bones
Pelvis
Upper Leg (Femur)
Hip Joint
Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula)
Knee Joint
Bones of the Foot
Ankle Joint
Muscles
Table of Muscle Origins and Insertions
Surface Anatomy
5. THE FOOT
Schematic Drawings
Outside of Foot
Inside of Foot
Front View
Back View
Top of Foot
Bottom of Foot
Muscles
Table of Muscle Origins and Insertions
Surface Anatomy
6. THE TORSO
Schematic Drawings
Front View
Back View
Side View
Back View with Torso Bent and Arm Raised
Side View of Torso with Arm Raised Forward
Side View of Torso with Arm Pulled Back
Front View of Torso with Arms Raised
Bones
Spinal Column
Vertebrae
Ribcage
Muscles
Torso
Armpit
Table of Muscle Origins and Insertions
Surface Anatomy
7. HEAD AND NECK
Schematic Drawings
Front View
Side View
Front View with Head and Neck Turned
Side View with Head Down
Side View with Head Back
Bones
Skull
Neck Joint
Muscles
Table of Muscle Origins and Insertions
Surface Anatomy of the Neck
The Features
Ear
Nose
Lips
Eye
Teeth
Facial Expressions
8. COMPLETE FIGURE
Veins
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